After five long years, the first of the Elysium's Passage series, The Summit, is about to be released. And yes, I promise -- this time for sure!
Last June it was about ready for publication. But after I received a one-off copy for final review and approval, I knew it still required more work. And so I went back to editingThe Summit for another eight months of very hard work, day and night, every day. Finally, when I felt I had finally done the story justice, I signed off on it last month. This is a rather deep novel and I needed to untangle varioius components so it would be more reader-friendly and hopefully more entertaining.
ThoughThe Summit is now completed, it still may not be perfect, but it will be considerably more excellent than before. Yesterday, a friend of mine in Texas reminded me that there is freedom in pursuing excellence, while in perfection there is bondage.
I trust that the sequel, Surreal Adventures, will likewise be considered an excellent read one day, though not necessarily any more perfect than the first.
The Summit has now gone to press and will be available in both softcover and hardcover as soon as shipments are made. The eBook should be online any day now.
And so, I hope you will be ready to stampede to Amazon or wherever you can grab your copy before the first ten million are sold out.
Its been quite the ride.....
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The Summit is the first in a series of five Elysium’s Passage narrations regarding a young British philosopher named James Phillips who finds himself living in an altered state of reality while still remaining on earth.
After experiencing a near fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding about life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed, or could believe.
An engaging and sometime surreal adventure with intimations of impending romance, the narrative explores the most important questions about life, death, reality and our ultimate destiny.
The Plains of Elysium (Champs-Élysées) was described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil and many other poets as the paradisiac afterlife realm reserved for heroes. As the title suggests, this is about a journey through a passage that leads towards Elysium’s exciting realm of existence.
Pending Publication of the Elysium's Passage Series
The Summit, will be available for purchase in March or April 2018. With the exception of the last novel, the other three have been written but still require more editing before publication.
The following titles in the Elysium's Passage series are projected to be released as follows:
THE SUMMIT early 2018
SURREAL ADVENTURES fall 2018
MYSTICAL ROMANCE spring 2019
HE ELIXIR fall 2019
THE RETURN sometime in 2020